Monomyth - It's been a good while since we've had a good immersive sim dungeon crawl (and don't even get me started on the massive disappointment that was Underworld Ascendant). Monomyth currently only exists in demo form, but it's already got me hooked - genuine puzzle solving, world building and emergent design, with some focus on combat but it's hardly a majority of the experience like 80% of all modern dumb hack-and-slashfest RPGs.
Kingsvein - Rad Codex's new open world tactical combat RPG. I absolutely loved Horizon's Gate, so this was an easy sell for me. For a tiny one-man indie studio to make games this deep, vast and rewarding is downright amazing.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth - Big fan of the Yakuza/LaD series, and this is the second with Ichiban in the starring role. Kiryu's back too, and they seem to have taken the mechanics in some interesting directions, like Kiryu being able to escape turn-based mode to lay down his usual beat-em-up style for a few seconds. Good times.
Metaphor Re Fantazio - A non-SMT RPG from Atlus? Hope it's a return to quality so they have something else to lean on instead of just whoring out P5 again or releasing mediocre poopy with dragging pacing so you get tempted to buy the game breaker DLC to speed it up a bit...
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - Suikoden's spiritual successor, and as someone who's wanted another game in that series since the PS2 era, I of course am excited to play this one. Plus hey, they found a way to combine 3D backdrops and 2D sprites without it looking like complete dogshit *coughoctopath*.
Suikoden I and II Remaster - Yeah this is just Konami blatantly trying to get a piece of the pie from the above entry, but whatever, I still want it. Suikoden II is one of the best RPGs ever made and seeing it in gorgeous HD, with bugs fixed, is a win in my book.
Persona 3 Reload - Remake Persona 3, leave out the FES and Portable content, and charge $70 for it. Then release an updated version in 2025 that includes all that stuff for full price again. Am I a sucker for doing so? Probably, but I'm still doing it.
Dragon's Dogma 2 - Now with actual co-op? We shall see.
Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution - An unreleased game from two decades ago finally gets to see the light of day. Plus hey, I love the Shantae games; sign me up!
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom, PS5/XBox Series/PC)
Sidequests and then we wrap up Disc 1.
The Cameo Cup